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John Scheich has stepped down from his position as the president of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Law Association (which he had only been elected to days ago) over comments he made about Charney v. Sullivan & Cromwell shortly after Aaron Charney filed his complaint against Sullivan & Cromwell.

    In a January 18 ABC news story, John Scheich, the first-vice president of LeGaL, stated that “Sullivan Cromwell is far from prejudiced in any way” and that “I don’t know Aaron Charney or the details of his case, but if I had to line up on one side or the other, I would have to line up with David H. Braff [an openly gay partner at the firm] and Sullivan Cromwell.”

Law.com reports that “Scheich said he disaffirmed his statement to ABC and apologized to Charney.”